Korean media said the shelling intensified after-effects may trigger war
BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) against the escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula, Singapore, “Lianhe Zaobao,” an editorial said that the Korean Peninsula can not be underestimated.
The article said that after several weeks of development, November 23 Korean Yin Ping Island shelling caused “hangover” intensified, the Korean Peninsula at any time for any party may set off another big misfires and scale war.
since the Korean artillery after the first in the sensitive waters of Korea and the U.S. held joint military exercises, and then announced the artillery live-fire exercise held here. Although South Korea pledged not to put the muzzle on the north, but the DPRK has it as a provocation and threatened to “South Korea’s reckless war policy because” the Korean Peninsula, another war will break out sooner or later, and will lead nuclear war, the war will not be limited to the scope of the Korean peninsula.
The article said that as a sovereign state, South Korea, of course, entitled to its domestic military exercises held anywhere. The problem is, this is the two Koreas have disputed waters. Pyongyang announced in 1999 these waters is the territory of the DPRK, South Korea, Seoul insisted territory. Regardless of who is in, in such sensitive waters at any military action, may lead to more large-scale conflict is obvious.
Korea has insisted on holding the exercise, I believe there are two factors: one is a counter to the DPRK Korea show strength; the other hand, is accountable to the people. Korean artillery, the high patriotism in Korea. According to South Korea’s main newspaper, “Central Daily” reported on 9 December, South Korean Marine Corps recruiting month December 1, since in just one week, the competition rate of more than 2.3 to 1, one of the most difficult competition in the search Bingke rate up to 15 to 1. This phenomenon indicates that the wishes of the Korean youth to join the army unprecedented.
“Central Daily” yesterday also delivered a speech entitled “completely prepared to make further taeyonpyong fire training,” the editorial strongly supports South Korean military in taeyonpyong exercises held in the surrounding area, noting that “if North Korea to exercise provocation as an excuse again, South Korea, the punishment should be to make a strong example of Ying, “but also pointed out that” no people want to taeyonpyong exercises evolved into war. ”
international community is actively working to mediation to try to control the situation. To this end, is visiting Pyongyang ? New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to the North Korean officials suggested that the two Koreas should be set up military hotline to handle boundary disputes, and recommended that the U.S. inter-Korean joint committee comprising monitoring the disputed West Sea waters. Currently, it is unclear whether his proposal for the two Koreas will be accepted, especially North Korea, but according to Richardson’s statement, he talks and the DPRK although “very difficult”, but still made some progress.
article points out, today’s inter-Korean disputes between the two countries on the surface appears to be “housekeeping”, but from the larger strategic situation, if the outbreak of war in the Korean peninsula again, no one wants to see is to no benefit in the international community, not the interests of all parties.